Termination

Terminating employment, notice periods, termination payments and rights to references.

Estonia :: Compromise agreements

An employment contract may be terminated by mutual agreement between the parties …

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Estonia :: Notice periods

The mandatory notice period to be given by an employer depends on the employee’s length of service, as follows: Up to one year’s service          15 days’ notice 1-5 years’ service                    30 days’ notice 5-10 years’ service                  60 days’ notice Over 10 years’ service             90 days’ notice  Different notice periods may be provided for under collective agreement …

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Estonia :: Dismissal

An employer may terminate an indefinite employment contract or a fixed-term contract prior to expiry of the term of the contract for any of the following reasons:Liquidation of the enterprise, agency or other organisation …

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Estonia :: Employee resignation

An employee has the right to terminate their employment contract at any time and for any reason provided they give their employer at least 30 days’ notice …

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Estonia :: Unfair dismissal

Unfair dismissal cases are normally dealt with through one of Estonia’s 15 labour disputes commissions …

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Estonia :: Termination of a fixed-term contract

A fixed-term contract will automatically terminate on expiry of the fixed-term – notice need not be served by either party …

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Estonia :: Temporary lay-offs

Upon a temporary decrease in work volume or orders, an employer has the right (upon giving 14 days notice) to establish part-time working for an employee for up to three months per year …

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Estonia :: Severance pay

An employee dismissed for economic reasons may be entitled to severance pay in the amount of one month’s salary irrespective of years of service …

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Estonia :: Protection against dismissal

It is prohibited to dismiss an employee from their primary job during normal sickness absence, holiday or parental leave, during a legal strike or when they are carrying out public duties …

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Estonia :: Collective redundancy

If an employer intends to terminate the employment contracts of between ten and twenty employees during any three-month period they must consult employee representatives …

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